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Article from Issue 199/2017

CentOS 7 Release 1611 (64-bit Install) and Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon (32-bit Live)

CentOS 7 Release 1611 (64-bit Install)

CentOS derives from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and features a two-year release cycle, a six-month update cycle, and a 10-year security maintenance cycle, resulting in a "secure, low-maintenance, reliable, predictable, and reproducible Linux environment" [1]. Release 1611 now supports seventh-generation Core i3, i5, and i7 Intel processors and the I2C on sixth-generation Core processors. Other major changes include SHA2 support in OpenLDAP, Bluetooth LE, and updated storage, network, and graphics drivers. On booting the DVD, you have the choice of installing a minimal operating system; an environment with the Gnome or KDE Plasma desktop; a development and creative workstation; an infrastructure, web, or file and print server; a virtualization host; or a server with a GUI [2] [3].

Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon (32-bit Live)

Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon long-term support (LTS) release will be maintained until 2021. The updated software incorporates refinements and adds new features [4] [5], including:

  • Cinnamon 3.2
  • Qt 5.7+ support
  • Redesigned, faster screensaver
  • Battery power indicator and media controls on lock screen
  • Synaptics, libinput touchpad, and iio-sensor-proxy accelerometer support
  • Vertical panels on desktop


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